Carmel Honey Company
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Hails from: Carmel, California

Enjoys: tea time, topping buttermilk biscuits, drizzling vanilla ice cream

Made in small batches by: 8th grader Jake Reisdorf of Carmel Honey Company

Carmel Honey Company grew out of a passion for bees and good grades. For a "real world" assignment in 5th grade Jake Reisdorf tried his hand at beekeeping. Not only did he earn an A, he created a business. Now, 3 years later and with the help of his family, he runs 100 hives producing honey, wax and pollen for specialty food shops and top chefs across the country. Between keeping up with middle school and his business, Jake gives back by speaking to classrooms and community groups about the importance of honey bees. We were totally charmed by Jake's story and then all over again by his honey. The Meadowfoam tastes like toasted marshmallows! Sampled side-by-side with his Sage honey you can truly appreciate the flavor nuances different plants impart. 

Details: Duo includes two 8-oz honeys -

  • Meadowfoam - dark, robust honey reminiscent of toasted marshmallows from meadowfoam nectar, a plant native to the Pacific Northwest
  • Sage - mild, delicate single-source honey from sage nectar